Saw this Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island at mid-morning. Used Peterson Field Guide to Birds to identify it.
A female blue crab, with her painted claw tips.
First spotted it swimming - and it was completely submerged. It then surfaced and exhibited the more common behavior of swimming with just its head above water. Finally, it perched on a branch to dry. (The next day I saw this bird again, as well as one that was mostly all black.)